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deviator

deviator

Prepare for city-wide disruption as Australia’s notorious tactical media art group, pvi collective (WA) take over the streets, one game at a time with their new work, deviator. This is an immersive, outdoor game experienced via smart phones in which audience members are invited to temporarily transform their city into a playground.
Adapted on-site with a team of local artists, deviator activates philosophies around revolution, positioning ‘games’ as a potential trigger to alter the official narratives of place. As a deviator, your mission is to seek out 15 audio instructions hidden in public spaces and play as many of the games as possible. Games are scored in terms of difficulty and range from activities such as ‘guerrilla pole dancing’ and ‘ring-a-ring-a-roses’, to ‘spin the bottle’ and ‘twister’. Each game encourages players to explore their public space in a new way and deviate from the norm.
Having received a deviator smart phone and brief induction from pvi, you take to the streets for one hour on foot in the city.
Are you ready for some serious play?